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Jose Manuel Padial

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Research Associate

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Education

Research Interests

Scientific Interests:

My research focuses on inventorying and understanding species diversity. I work on amphibians and reptiles of the tropical Andes and the Amazon, which count among the most diverse, endangered and poorly known areas of the world, but also in NW Africa. In order to discover species and to infer diversification mechanisms, I study local and broad scale patterns of genetic and phenotypic (morphological, bioacoustic) diversity using methods of taxonomy, phylogenetic systematics, and population genetics. I'm also interested in the philosophy of systematics, especially the epistemology of species concepts, the ways classifications can reflect evolutionary history, and the implications of our simplifying assumptions when ontological individuals are treated as sets or natural kinds.

Currently, my major areas of research are the evolutionary history of New World direct-developing frogs (Terrarana), and the origin of Amazonian diversity.

My research on Terrarana (a cluster of families comprehending ca. 900 species) includes reconstructing the phylogeny of the group, studying morphological evolution, testing biogeographical hypotheses on Neotropical diversification, and identifying correlates of clade diversity and diversification rates.

Together with Dr. Santiago Castroviejo-FisherDr. Ignacio de la Riva, and Dr. Andrew Crawford, I am coordinating the largest collaborative project on the diversity and origin of Amazonian amphibians performed to date. We have brought together a group of 24 researchers from 15 countries with the goal of producing the first broad-scale screening of Amazonian amphibian diversity and to study historical processes responsible for species and genetic diversity in the Amazonian lowland forests.

Publications

  • Padial, J.M., Chaparro, J.C., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Guayasamín, J.M., Lehr, E., Delgado, A.J., Vaira, M., Teixeira jr, M., Aguayo, R. and De la Riva, I. 2012. A revision of species diversity in the Neotropical genus Oreobates (Anura: Strabomantidae), with the description of three new species from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes, and the proposal of candidate species. American Museum Novitates (in press).
  • Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Pérez-Peña, P. E., Padial, J. M. & Guayasamín, J. M. 2012. A Second species of the family Allophrynidae (Amphibia: Anura). American Museum Novitates 3739: 1–17.
  • Chaparro, J.C., Motta, A. P., Gutiérrez, R. C. & Padial, J. M. 2012. A new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from Andean cloud forests of northern Peru. Zootaxa 3192: 39–48.
  • Fouquet, A., Loebmann, D., Castroviejo-Fisher, S. Padial, J. M., Orrico, V. G. D., Lyra, M. L., Roberto, I. J., Kok, P. J. R., Haddad, C. F. B., Rodrígues, M. T. R. 2012. From Amazonia to the Atlantic forest: Molecular phylogeny of Phyzelaphryninae frogs reveals unexpected diversity and a striking biogeographic pattern emphasizing conservation challenges. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (in press).
  • Goicoechea, N., Padial, J. M., Chaparro, J. C., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., & De la Riva, I. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics, species diversity, and biogeography of the Andean lizards of the genus Proctoporus (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (in press).
  • Gonçalves, D. V., Brito, J. C., Crochet, P. A., Geniez, P., Padial, J. M. and Harris, J. D. 2012. Phylogeny of North African Agama lizards (Reptilia: Agamidae) and the role of the Sahara desert in vertebrate speciation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (in press).
  • Maciel, N., Vaz-Silva, W., De Oliveira, R. M. & Padial, J. M. 2012. A new species of Pristimantis (Anura: Strabomantidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado. Zootaxa 3265: 43–56.
  • Motta, A. P., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Venegas, P. J., Orrico, Victor, G. D. & Padial, J. M. 2012. A new species of the Dendropsophus parviceps group from the western Amazon Basin (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Zootaxa 3249: 18–30.
  • González-Voyer*, A., Padial*, J. M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., De la Riva, I., and Vila, C. 2011. Correlates of species richness in the largest Neotropical amphibian radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24: 931–942.*Equal contributors.
  • Geniez, P.,Padial, J. M. & Crochet, P. A. 2011. Systematics of north African Agama (Reptilia: Agamidae): a new species of Agama from the central Saharan mountains. Zootaxa, 3098: 26–46.
  • De la Riva, I., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Chaparro, J. C., Boistel, R. & Padial, J. M. 2011. A new species of Atelopus (Anura: Bufonidae) from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in south-eastern Peru. Salamandra, 47: 161–168.
  • Embert, D., Reichle, S., Larrea-Alcázar, D., Cortez, C., Muñoz, A., Gonzales, L., Montaño, R., Aguayo, R., Domic, E., Padial, J. M., Maldonado, M., Caballero, P. & Guerrero, M. 2011. Priority areas for amphibian conservation in a neotropical megadiverse country: the need for alternative, non place based, conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20: 1557–1570.
  • Padial, J. M., and De la Riva, I. 2010. A response to recent proposals of Integrative taxonomy. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society. 101: 747–756.
  • Padial, J. M., Miralles, A., De la Riva, I. and Vences, M. 2010. The integrative future of taxonomy. Frontiers in Zoology, 2010, 7:16.
  • Köhler, J., Koscinski, D., Padial, J. M., Chaparro, J. C., Handford, P., Lougheed, S. C., and de la Riva, I. 2010. Systematics of Andean gladiator frogs of the Hypsiboas pulchellus species group (Anura, Hylidae). Zoologica Scripta, 39:572–590.
  • Goicoechea, N., De la Riva, I., and Padial, J. M. 2010. Recovering phylogenetic signal from frog mating calls. Zoologica Scripta, 39: 141–154.
  • Lavilla, E., Langone, J. A., Padial, J. M. and de Sá, R. 2010. The identity of the crackling, luminescent frog of Suriname (Rana typhonia Linnaeus, 1758). Zootaxa 2671: 17–30.
  • Padial, J. M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Köhler, Jörn, Vilà, C., Chaparro, J. C. and De la Riva, I. 2009. Deciphering the products of evolution at the species level: the need for an integrative taxonomy. Zoologica Scripta, 38: 431–447.
  • Padial, J. M., Chaparro, J. C., Köhler, Jörn, and De la Riva, I. 2009. Rediscovery, resurrection and re-description of Rhinella leptoscelis (Boulenger, 1912) (Anura: Bufonidae). Zootaxa 2115: 56-64.
  • Padial, J. M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S. and De la Riva, I. 2009. The phylogenetic relationships of Yunganastes revisited (Anura: Terrarana). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52: 911–915.
  • Padial, J. M. and Tellería, J. L. 2009. Observations of the Felou gundi (Felovia vae Lataste, 1886) in central Mauritania (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae). Mammalia, 73: 153–154.
  • Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I. 2009. Integrative taxonomy reveals cryptic Amazonian species of Pristimantis (Anura). Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society, 155: 97–122.
  • Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Padial, J. M., Chaparro, J. C., Aguayo, R. and De la Riva, I. 2009. A new species of Hyalinobatrachium (Anura: Centrolenidae) from the Amazonian slopes of the central Andes with comments on the diversity of the genus in the are. Zootaxa, 2143: 24-44.
  • Padial, J. M., Chaparro, J. C. and De la Riva, I. 2008. Systematics of Oreobates and the Eleutherodactylus discoidalis species Group (Amphibia, Anura) based on two mtDNA genes and external morphology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 152: 737–773.
  • Padial, J. M., Köhler, J., Muñoz, A. and De la Riva, I. 2008. Assessing the taxonomic status of tropical frogs through bioacoustics: geographical variation in the advertisement call in the Eleutherodactylus discoidalis species group (Anura: Brachycephalidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 152, 353–365.
  • De la Riva, I. and Padial, J. M. 2008 First record of the genus Ptyodactylus Goldfuss, 1820 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) for Mauritania (West Africa). Salamandra, 44: 51–53.
  • Chaparro, J. C., Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I.  2008. Two sympatric new species of Phrynopus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from Yanachaga Chemillén National Park (central Peruvian Andes). Zootaxa, 1761: 49–58.
  • De la Riva, I. Chaparro, J. C. and Padial, J. M. 2008. The taxonomic status of Phyllonastes Heyer and Phrynopus peruvianus (Noble) (Lissamphibia, Anura): resurrection of Noblella Barbour. Zootaxa, 1685: 67-68.
  • De la Riva, I., Chaparro, J. C. and Padial, J. M. 2008. A new, long-standing misidentified species of Psychrophrynella Hedges, Duellman and Heinicke from Department Cusco, Peru (Anura: Strabomantidae) and the taxonomic status of Phrynopus bagrecito Lynch. Zootaxa 1823: 42-50.
  • Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I. 2007. Taxonomy, the Cinderella of science, hidden by its evolutionary stepsister. Zootaxa, 1577: 1–2.
  • Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I. 2007. Integrative taxonomists will use and produce DNA barcodes. Zootaxa, 1586: 67–68.
  • Padial, J. M. Five new Phrynopus species, pps 250–252, 253–259, 263–266 in De la Riva, I. 2007. Bolivian frogs of the genus Phrynopus, with the description of twelve new species (Anura: Brachycephalidae). Herpetological Monographs 21: 241–277.
  • Padial, J. M., Castroviejo-Fischer, S., Köhler, J., Domec, E. and De la Riva, I. 2007. Systematics of the Eleutherodactylus fraudator species group (Anura: Brachycephalidae). Herpetological Monographs 21: 214 –241.
  • Padial, J. M., Barea-Azcón, J. M., García-Cardenete, L., and De la Riva, I. 2007. The complex distress call of Ptychadena pumilio (Boulenger 1920) (Anura: Ptychadenidae). Salamandra 44(3): 187–191.
  • Padial, J. M., Chaparro, J. C. and De la Riva, I. 2007. A new species of the Eleutherodactylus discoidalis group (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from cloud forests of Peru. Herpetologica, 63: 114–122.
  • Chaparro, J. C., De la Riva, I., Padial, J. M., Ochoa, J. and Lehr, E. 2007. A new species of Phrynopus from Departamento Cusco, southern Peru (Anura: Brachycephalidae). Zootaxa, 1618: 61–68.
  • Funk, C. W., Caldwell, J. P., Peden, C. E., Padial, J. M., De la Riva, I., and Cannatella, D. C. 2007. Tests of biogeographic hypotheses for diversification in the Amazonian forest frog, Physalaemus petersi. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 44: 825–837.
  • Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I. 2006. Taxonomic inflation and the stability of species lists: the perils of ostrich’s behavior. Systematic Biology, 55(5): 859–867.
  • Padial, J. M., Köhler, J. and De la Riva, I. 2006. The taxonomic status of Hyla roeschmanni De Grys, 1938 (Anura: Hylidae). Zootaxa, 1230: 63–68.
  • Padial, J. M., McDiarmid, R. and De la Riva, I. 2006. Distribution and morphological variation of Eleutherodactylus mercedesae Lynch and McDiarmid, 1987 (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) with first record for Peru. Zootaxa, 1278: 49–56.
  • Padial, J. M., Reichle, S., McDiarmid, R. and De la Riva, I. 2006. A new species of arboreal Chaunus (Anura: Bufonidae) from Madidi National Park, Bolivia. Zootaxa, 1278: 57–68.
  • Padial, J. M. 2005. A new species of Agama (Sauria: Agamidae) from Mauritania. Herpetological Journal, 15: 27–35.
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. Distributional and commented list of the reptiles of Mauritania (West Africa). Graellsia, 62 (2): 159–178.
  • Padial, J. M., De Sa, R. and De la Riva, I. 2006. The distress calls of Leptodactylus chaquensis Cei, 1950 and Leptodactylus elenae Heyer, 1978 (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Salamandra, 42 (1): 57–60.
  • Padial, J. M. and Ibáñez, C. 2005. New records and comments for the Mauritanian mammal fauna. Mammalia, 69 (2): 239–244.
  • Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I. 2005. The taxonomic status of Eleutherodactylus skydmainos Flores and Rodríguez, 1997 and E. karcharias Flores and Rodríguez, 1997 (Anura: Leptodactylidae). Amphibia-Reptilia, 26: 515–521.
  • Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I. 2005. Rediscovery redescription and advertisement call of Eleutherodactylus heterodactylus (Miranda Ribeiro, 1937) (Anura: Leptodactylidae), and notes on other Eleutherodactylus. Journal of Herpetology, 39 (3): 372–379.
  • Padial, J. M., González, L. and De la Riva, I. 2005. A new species of the Eleutherodactylus discoidalis Group (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Andean Humid Montane Forest of Bolivia. Herpetologica, 61 (3): 318–325.
  • Padial, J. M. and De la Riva, I. 2005. First record of Hydrolaetare schmidti (Cochran and Goin, 1959) for Bolivia (Anura: Leptodactylidae) and new distributional data of Bolivian Anurans. Herpetozoa, 18 (1/2): 65–67.
  • Padial, J. M., Reichle, S. and De la Riva, I. 2005. Ichnocnema sanderi Padial, Reichle and De la Riva (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae): a nomenclatural note. Graellsia, 61 (1): 143.
  • Padial, J. M., Reichle, S. and De la Riva, I. 2005. A New Species of Ischnocnema (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from the Andes of Bolivia. Journal of Herpetology, 39 (2): 186–191.
  • Tierno De Figueroa, J. M. and Padial, J. M. 2005. Avifauna invernal de Chaco y Pantanal en el norte de Paraguay. El Hornero, 20 (2): 153–162.
  • Padial, J. M. 2003. On the presence of Python sebae Gmelin, 1788 (Ophidia: Pythonidae) in Mauritania. Herpetological Bulletin, 84: 30–31.
  • Padial, J. M. 2003. Geographical distribution: Ptychadena trinodis. Mauritania. Herpetological Review, 34 (3): 260.
  • Padial, J. M. and De Sá, R. O. 2003. Geographical distribution: Phyllomedusa palliata. Bolivia. Herpetological Review, 34 (4): 381.
  • Padial, J. M., Tierno de Figueroa, J. M. and Castroviejo, J. 2003. Notas sobre la herpetofauna de Bahía Negra (Alto Paraguay, Paraguay). Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española, 14 (1/2): 12–14.
  • Padial, J. M., S. Castroviejo-Fisher, M. Merchan, J. Cabot and J. Castroviejo. 2003. Catalogue of the herpetological collections from Bolivia in the "Estación Biológica de Doñana" (Spain). Graellsia, 59 (1): 5–13.
  • Quintana, A. Z. and Padial, J. M. 2003. Herpetofauna de la Reserva de Iténez. Revista Boliviana de Ecología y Conservación Ambiental, 14: 97-103.
  • Padial, J. M., Gil-Sánchez, J. M. and Ávila, E. 2002. Feeding habits and overlap among red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and stone marten (Martes foina) in two Mediterranean mountain habitats. Mammalian Biology (Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde), 67: 1–10.
  • Padial, J. M., Castroviejo-Fisher, S., Quintana, A. Z., Ávila, E., Pérez, J. and Castroviejo, J. 2002. Notas de distribución de reptiles para el noroeste de África. Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española, 13 (1–2): 2–5.
  • Padial, J. M. and Köhler, J. 2001. First record of Physalaemus centralis (Anura: Leptodactylidae) for Bolivia, with description of its advertisement call. Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española, 12 (1): 6–8.
  • Ten, S., Liceaga, I., M. González, J. Jiménez, L. Torres, R. Váquez, J. Heredia and Padial, J. M. 2001. Reserva Inmovilizada de Iténez: primer listado de vertebrados. Revista Boliviana de Ecolología y Conservación Ambiental, 10: 81–110.
  • Padial, J. M., Contreras, J. F., Pérez, J., Ávila, E. and Barea, J. M. 2000. Análisis de la situación y problemática del lobo (Canis lupus signatus) en Sierra Morena Oriental (Sur de España). Galemys 12 (Número especial): 37–44.
  • Padial, J. M., Bielskis, S. and Castroviejo, J. 2000. Sobre la fauna de anfibios del pie de monte del Departamento de La Paz (Bolivia). Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española 11 (2): 59–62.
  • Padial, J. M. and Castroviejo, J. 2000. Nuevas citas de anuros para el Departamento Beni (Bolivia). Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española, 11 (2): 63–64.
  • Padial, J. M. and Ávila, E. 2000. Tritón ibérico (Triturus boscai) en la Sierra de Cazorla (Provincia de Jaén). 2000. Boletín de la Asociación Herpetológica Española, 11 (2): 65.
  • Tierno de Figueroa, J. M., Padial, J. M. and Castroviejo, J. 1999. First record of Pinnated Bittern Botaurus pinnatusin the Matogrosense region of Paraguay. Cotinga, 11: 96.
  • Padial, J. M., Barea, J. M., Contreras, J. F., Ávila, E. and Pérez, J. 1998. Dieta del Azor Común (Accipiter gentilis) en las Sierras Béticas de Granada durante el período de reproducción. Ardeola, 45 (1): 55–62.
  • Contreras, F. J. and Padial, J. M. 1994. Vencejo Cafre (Apus caffer), Noticiario Ornitológico. Ardeola, 41 (2): 200.

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